Spiced aubergine rice

Spiced aubergine rice
  • Serves: 4
  • Ready in: 30-60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Syns per serving:

This super simple rice dish goes great with curries, or enjoy as it is for a taste-packed veggie treat.


  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh root ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 aubergine, diced
  • 275g dried basmati rice
  • 600ml vegetable stock


  1. Spray a heavy-based pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the onions, garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, chilli and aubergine and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the rice and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the stock and bring to the boil.
  3. Cover tightly, reduce the heat to low and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Remove from the heat and leave to stand, covered, for 10-12 minutes. Fluff up the rice with a fork and serve.

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